The microphone is a transducer that converts sound into electrical signals. Microphones are used in many applications such as telephones, tape recorders, hearing aids, concerts and in radio and television.

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Prevent applications from changing audio input gain

I have a USB mixer that is recognized by Windows as a USB microphone (as per the manufacturer's instructions). My microphone and other inputs are plugged into this mixer. Every once in a while when I ...
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Microphone volume at maximum yet too quiet

I have got a reasonbly basic desktop microphone, however for reasons that I don't understand it is extremley quiet. I dual boot, both systems run Windows 7, one system is working just fine although ...
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How can I deliberately create and echo in my headset's microphone? [on hold]

As odd as it may seem, I actually want someone I'm communicating with via VoIP (namely Skype) to hear what I'm hearing out of my headset's speakers. Is there a program that will allow me to do this ...
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USB Microphone is creating a beeping noise

I recently bought another headset, as my other ones were creating a lot of static noise. I used to have 3 headsets which worked fine in the past, but cause a lot of static noise now, they were all ...
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how to enable remote microphone on remote desktop

I just directly connect my thin client(with embedded os) to remote machine(windows 7) via rdp. The problem is once I try to test the audio via skype , it seems that the audio/microphone of the remote ...
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Using two different microphones in Dragon NaturallySpeaking: different user profiles vs. same user profile with different sources

When using two different microphones in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, in terms of speech recognition accuracy is it better to use two distinct user profiles, or is it OK to use the same user profile with ...
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Microphone volume gets low after while

The volume on my USB microphone (Sennheiser pc363d) gets really low after a random time interval. (My friends on skype says the volume on my mic is so low you can barely hear it, although it isn't ...
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How to record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop

How can I record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop? Normally most laptops have two jack in input, one for headset/ear piece and the other for a mic. This enables you connect a ...
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Simultaneously record microphone and speakers

Ok, I know this has been asked multiple times on every website imaginable but I've still never been able to get an actual answer, so I'm hoping my asking this won't be a waste of time. I have a ...
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When microphone is activated, bluetooth headset speakers produce noise

I'm using an August EP 650, connected via Bluetooth dongle to my desktop PC running Windows 7. The headphones work as intended. But as soon as I activate the microphone in windows settings (these ...
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How to force a stereo microphone to mono in software (W7)?

I am having an issue: I have a two channel external audio card and an XLR microphone connected to the first channel, while the second channel is unconnected. This configuration results in Windows ...
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How to use remote microphone on Remote Desktop

I wish to connect to a remote Windows 7 PC that has a microphone, and use that local microphone (on the destination PC) in recording applications. Unfortunately whenever I connect on Remote Desktop, ...
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Trying to use Skype to sing for a pianist in his headphones--piano is drowning me out so much, I'm effectively muted

I'm the singer, and on Windows 8.1, using Skype Desktop. The pianist tried using Skype both on his iPad and laptop (Windows 7). We both have to hear each other in our headphones. I hear his piano ...
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Some audio devices (PCM_in) could not be opened

Some audio devices (PCM_in) could not be opened. Guest applications generating audio output or depending on audio input may hang. Make sure your host audio device is working properly. Check the ...
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How do I print two A5 documents on one A4?

I found lots of advice on how to scale an A4 down to A5 and have two per A4 page. I have one A5 document that I want to print two copies of on an A4 page. I don't think it's that relevant, because I ...
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SB X-Fi External USB Soundcard and USB Mic input issues

I'm trying to run a USB Microphone (Rode Podcaster) and a USB external soundcard (SB X-Fi external) at the same time. Both plugged into my laptop, and when trying to use them with shoutcast (for ...
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OnBoard Microphone (P8Z77-V LK) has a lot of static

Recently my SoundBlaster has been acting up and my PC would occasionally BSOD with a STOP 124 message. I am trying to rule out or confirm it is my SB by removing it from my PC and using onboard audio ...
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What is Stereo Mix supposed to be used for in Windows?

I have added Stereo Mix to my recording devices on my laptop running Windows 7 after I have installed the driver for my soundcard (the sound was working until then with the driver from Microsoft, but ...
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MacOS host microphone not working on WindowsXP guest VirtualBox

I need my guest Windows XP to work with the host MacOS's microphone. It all seems to be configured properly, but no audio is captured by XP. Why is that? System Configuration: Host: MacOS 10.7.4 ...
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Use Thinkpad T440p combined mic/headset jack

My Thinkpad T440p comes with a combined 3.5mm jack for input and output. When I plug in my mobile headset I only get very very low volume, almost inaudible even though I have ramped up all the ...
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MicroLab K310 headset. Mic not detected

Today I bought aforementioned headset and discovered that microphone on this headset is not being detected by anything. This headset got 1 3.5mm connector which I tried connecting to front panel ...
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Select microphone device programmatically to virtual audio cable in Windows 7

I would like to programmatically select between two microphones as the input device/app that is the source for audio to the virtual audio cable (VAC). I have two different microphones, mic A and mic ...
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How to stop windows from auto-switch to external mic in combo-jack - windows 7 - Acer Aspire 5750

I have an internal mic, and a mic in my headphones which uses one and the same jack for both headphones and mic (combo jack). When I plug in the headphones, windows automatically switches to also use ...
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Microphone acting weird

I just paid 30 dollars for a new Afterglow mic/earpiece to use with my ps3 and it's acting weird. No matter what sensitivity it's on, it constantly detects some sound and activates, even in dead ...
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Why is Windows Speech Recognition not working?

I've used Windows Speech Recognition in the past on my laptop - using the built-in microphone and also via the WO mic software which "makes" ones Android phone into a microphone. I've done a decent ...
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Record audio from Microphone and Computer/Speakers at same time?

The title basically says it all, this is what I have: Windows 8.1 x64 Playback Devices: Speakers(default): Levels: Realtek HD audio output: 54 (There are no other sliders on this screen) ...
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Microphone needs permission from google chrome

Google chrome will not allow me to use my microphone on singsnap. I want to know how to turn on the permission for my microphone.
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Microphone not working with Google Hangout

My microphone works very well, except in Google Hangout. I can hear people very well but they don't hear me, or they hear me as if my microphone is constantly muting and unmuting. People have ...
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Why is mic audio not working one-way in Google Hangouts on Windows 7 and Chrome

I am using Google Hangouts via Chrome on Windows 7. Video is working fine both ways, i.e. when in a hangout call, I am able to see the other person and they are able to see me. Audio was also working ...
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4-pin jack works on mac - with splitter it works on mac but not on windows

I have a problem with my mic on windows and I will be really gratefull if you could help me to solve it. Some times ago I bought an AKG Q460, I'm using it with my smartphone and with my MBP, and it's ...
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Speech-to-noise ratio in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11+

The speech-to-noise ratio was changed to Pass/Fail in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 in the Audio Setup Wizard (Microphone Check). Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11: Is ...
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How do I disable microphone volume auto-adjusting?

My coworkers started yelling at me today because apparently I started screaming in their ears during a Google hangout. And sure enough, when I go to the Microphone settings dialog, I can see the level ...
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Speaker sound volume drops when microphone is active

Whenever the microphone is used by some application, the speaker volume drops about 50%. Even if I open the sound device settings, the volume drops because the microphone will be activated. I already ...
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How to Record Both Mic Audio and Speakers while using headset

I'm trying to record my screen with sound at the same time, but right now, my jack stopped working (it's with the red light) and I have to use a headset so that I can have sound on my Mac. So my ...
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How to disable microphone auto increase in volume?

My friend on Skype constantly has his microphone volume increased automatically. After he says something in a loud voice the microphone goes back to normal. This also happens on RaidCall. It seems ...
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How to feed my speaker to my microphone?

I am chatting on gtalk and want the following things to happen: I am listening a song in Windows Media Player and I want my friend on the gtalk to hear what I am playing on my PC simultaneously I ...
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Manually set the microphone volume in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is it possible to manually set the microphone volume in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? The Dragon NaturallySpeaking Audio Setup Wizard automatically determines the supposedly best microphone volume (some ...
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How to decrease microphone buffer size

How do I decrease the microphone buffer size on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine (Sony Vaio notebook)? Sound card is "Realtek High Definition Audio". EDIT: "When recording audio into your computer, ...
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Stop Windows 7 From Automatically Adjusting Recording Device Audio Levels [duplicate]

The most annoying thing I have found in Windows by far is when it automatically lowers the volume to the point where someone cannot hear me, just because I coughed or sneezed. It then never raises the ...
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Pulse Audio settings in XFCE

Almost every common graphical environment, I know, has a program/dialog where you can change the volume of your devices AND of every stream which is playing sound. But I'm not able to find such a ...
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record audio with builtin and external mic simultaneously

I want to record two channels of audio into Matlab on OSX, using the internal microphone and an external usb microphone at the same time. Is this possible without any additional hardware?
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Is this sort of an audio adapter splitter that I'm looking for?

I have ASUS N550JV laptop and it has one COMBO audio jack. I want to use my Logitech G230 audio headset which has two jacks, one for audio and one for microphone. Searching the web, I realized I need ...
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Combine Multiple Audio Files into a single higher-quality audio File

BACKGROUND My team gave a demo to a large audience - we recorded the audio of the demo in multiple locations in the room (3) the audio was recorded using cheap laptop microphones I was not involved ...
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How do I listen to my microphone through my speakers in Windows 7?

I've looked around for the answer, and before you say it, I've used the "Listen to this device" feature built into Windows. The issue is that I have a USB microphone and there is a second delay before ...
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Can Windows use headsets that have a single audio jack with 4 rings?

As you guys may know, for several years now, Apple uses 4-ring headphone jacks instead of 3-ring headphone jacks, and the fourth ring is dedicated to microphone input. This is what lets you have ...
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Listen tab not available in Windows Microphone Properties

On my Vista laptop: When I go to Control Panel > Sound > Recording, and double click on the Microphone in the recording device list, the "Microphone Properties" window opens. This window has 3 ...
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Microphone produces humming noise

I have bought new headset and the headphones are working correctly, but if I connect the mic it produces low frequency humming noise. The microphone is connected using 3.5 jack. The noise is not white ...
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Disable microphone for certain program

I don't want that certain program use my microphone. This isn't configuration in app to do it. Program use mic anyways. So I wonder how to disable mic for it in windows? Any ideas? I use Windows 8. ...
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Why is my microphone's volume level keep resetting?

For some reason the microphone volume level keeps setting itself back to 0 and i have no idea why. This has nothing to do with Skype or MSN Messenger and setting the communication tab to "Do Nothing" ...
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Desktop microphone causes subwoofer to vibrate

I have a cheap desktop microphone and some Klipsch Promedia speakers. The microphone used to work with these speakers, but now when the microphone is on, it causes the subwoofer to vibrate, increasing ...